There's some downsides to being an unemployed college grad. (I'm starting to get bored!
I want something productive to do, a place to go, deadlines to meet, adults to interact with,
and challenges to accomplish.) But one upside is that I am spending a ton of time with
my kids. Norah and Killian make for the best company. They're amazing.
The other day, I discovered they both really like jicama. Of all things! I was cutting some
up for a salad, and as always, Norah was keeping me company in the kitchen while Killian
watched and listened from the living room. I gave Norah a piece to try. (The girl will eat
anything. She loves vegetables! Which is great since she's allergic to everything else.
Produce is an easy people-food treat to give her.) When Killian heard her chomping, he
came to get his. Now, he's the one that really surprised me. He's much pickier and doesn't
eat a lot of raw produce, but he ate that jicama like it was the best treat ever.
Normally, they inhale their dog food and treats, barely chewing, it seems. But they take
their time to chew vegetables thoroughly. It's adorable the way their little jowls curl up. I
think their long, flat tongues make it challenging to move food around in their mouths. So,
they have to work at it a little bit harder to make it happen. Plus, in my opinion, they like
the cold, wet and crunchy texture. It's seriously cute stuff. They might be my favorite
beings in the Universe! Who needs human these silly faces are here to keep you company?
* Eyes crossed in serious concentration
* Nose up and crinkled for the smelling
* Lips open for the eating that reveal his cute, crooked front teeth
Exhibit A -- He's laying in a sun patch on the floor next to me as I type:
times a day. *Sigh* What are you feeling grateful for?